advising fellows Program Associate

The Opportunity

The Advising Fellow Program Associate will oversee our campus Fellowships and Advising Fellows by:

Project Implementation

Ensure college Advising Fellows (AFs) on at least three campuses are able to empower high-achieving, low-income high school students to make the leap to top colleges by supporting, growing and evaluating Advising Fellow recruitment, selection, training, certification, engagement, and appreciation

  • Assume responsibility for ensuring Matriculate’s high school students regularly connect with Advising Fellows and achieve college application outcomes

  • Coach and support AFs in mentoring their students, providing college-content knowledge, and navigating challenging situations

  • Recruit a high-quality team of AFs on each campus by working with Head Advising Fellows (HAFs), Advising Fellow Leadership Teams and the Matriculate Recruitment and Training Manager

  • Ensure AFs are prepared to provide excellent support for high school students by leading an orientation, ongoing trainings, and a quality and preparedness certification process in conjunction with Head Advising Fellows and the Recruitment and Training Associate

  • Coach, support and manage HAFs; help them provide regular supervision and feedback to AFs to ensure high standards of quality on an ongoing basis

  • Monitor quality of high school student experience; devise and implement strategies to increase retention and outcomes

  • Identify and creatively troubleshoot challenges as they arise

  • Foster community and belonging among AFs

  • Build a leadership pipeline among AFs 

Program Impact Measurement and Improvement

  • Implement program learning and evaluation plan to ensure continuous improvement and to understand Matriculate’s ultimate impact

  • Track metrics for college and high school students

  • Collect, analyze, interpret, and report program data for evaluation

Commitment to Excellence

  • Collaborate across the Matriculate program to ensure maximum consistencies and efficiencies

  • Develop expertise in the college access landscape

  • Identify and troubleshoot challenges as they arise

  • Contribute to Matriculate’s culture of continuous improvement

Who You Are

The Advising Fellow Program Associate will embody Matriculate’s values and a commitment to high-quality student experience. Specifically, you bring:

  • CONNECTION TO MISSION: A heartfelt connection to empowering high-achieving high school students from low-income backgrounds to make the leap to our best colleges.

  • WORK EXPERIENCE: 1-3 years of experience at a program that serves students. Prior experience in college access/success, youth development, education equity and/or serving as a peer mentor or leadership position on campus is a plus.

  • EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS: Conveys information clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing. Experience creating program materials and other resources.

  • ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS: Excellent attention to detail with the ability to see projects through from start to finish. Stays focused on execution to reach stated goals.

  • INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Builds, manages and leverages relationships with diverse groups and with a proven track record of flexibility and influence.

  • STRATEGIC THINKING AND EXECUTION: Balances strategic and analytical thinking and program execution. Leverages data in short- and long-term planning.

  • INITIATIVE AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT: High degree of personal initiative in problem solving, commitment to constantly learning, growing, and reflecting on your work

  • VALUES-ALIGNMENT: Thrives in a work environment that values continuous learning, feedback, personal growth, integrity, well-being and self-care, self-awareness and self-motivation. Interest in joining an entrepreneurial, fast-paced and growing organizations.

  • TECHNOLOGY SKILLS: Command of MS office suite and remote communications methods. Experience with Salesforce is a plus.

  • EDUCATION: A bachelor’s degree is required.



This position works out of Matriculate’s office in Lower Manhattan in NYC. Applicants must be able to travel to urban and rural communities up to 20% of time, as well as occasional nights and weekends as needed


Matriculate offers a comprehensive benefits package.


Matriculate is committed to partnering with communities of staff, high school students, and undergraduate Advising Fellows to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. We seek team members who will be active contributors to advancing and sustaining a culture in which all lived experiences are welcome.

How To Apply:

Submit a resume and targeted cover letter that answers the question, "Why are you interested in the Advising Fellow Program Associate position at Matriculate?" We review applications on a rolling basis and strive to get back to applicants within two weeks.

Matriculate is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Matriculate does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.